Agile ≠ Lean

“In heavy traffic the equilibrium waiting time will be large”

Sir John Kingman (1939–)

Kingman’s formula: E(Wq​)≈(ρ/(1−ρ)​)*((ca2​+cs2​​)/2)* τ
Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

Lewis Carroll (1832–1898)

Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.
Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.

“The best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.”

James Surowiecki (1967–)

Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.
Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.

“The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from.”
“Furthermore, if you do not like any of them, you can just wait for next year’s model.”

Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944–)

Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.
Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.

“The work of every workman is fully planned out by the management . . .
not only what is to be done
but how it is to be done
and the exact time allowed for doing it.”

Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856–1915)

Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.

“Why is it every time I ask for a pair of hands, they come with a brain attached?”

Henry Ford (1863–1947)

Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.
Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.

“Plan B. You’ve always got to have a Plan B.”

Sylvester Stallone (1946–)

Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.
Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.

“And we are reducing that time line by removing the non-value-added wastes.”

Taiichi Ohno (1912–1990)

Left to right: Flow, Resource, and Agility.

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